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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Lv Vet Center External Job in LAS VEGAS, NV

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Lv Vet Center External Job in LAS VEGAS, NV

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $60,665.00 to $78,861.00 Grade 11 to 11
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/6/2017 Close Date 10/26/2017
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  • Open & closing dates

    10/06/2017 to 10/26/2017

  • Salary

    $60,665 to $78,861 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 11

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?


    As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist assigned to the Las Vegas Vet Center, you will be working for the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, you will be serving our nation's heroes in our new state-of-the art medical facility.  VHA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement.  The Veteran's experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment.  We are seeking new team members interested in working in this environment.  We are looking for team members that possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system.  The team member must be willing to build customer confidence by professional dress and demeanor.  We invite you to apply to become part of a team of professionals engaged in promoting positive organizational change to improve business outcomes and create a positive healthcare experience for patients, families, and caregivers. 

    Since 1972, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more then 240,000 veterans living in our catchment area. In addition to our main facility in Las Vegas, we offer services in three community-based outpatient clinics located in Henderson, Pahrump and Laughlin. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

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    The incumbent functions as a licensed marriage and family therapist. The licensed marriage and family therapist serves as a member of a multi-disciplinary Vet Center Team and is responsible for coordinating and providing family counseling services I the Vet Center.  THE LMFG conducts assessment interviews, develops treatment plans and provides treatment to eligible veterans and their families.  Treatment modalities may include crisis intervention as well as both short and long term services.  THE LMFT may refer clients to other programs and professionals to include The VA Medial Center or Outpatient Clinic.  Participates in and provides the consultation to other team members;  participates in conjoint emergency treatment with medical facility mental health personnel.  at  the Vet Center is to provide counseling services to combat veterans and family members of the Vietnam era, World War II, Korea, Lebanon, Panama, Grenada, Persian Gulf, Global War on Terrorism; bereavement counseling to parents, spouses and children of Armed Forces personnel who died while in service to their country and family members of Reservists and National Guradsmen who die while on duty are included; active duty, reservists and veterans who provided direct emergency medical, mental health, mortuary or unmanned aerial port services to personnel involved in combat operation or hostilities; and, those who were sexually assaulted/harassed during their military service who have not achieved adequate readjustments after their military service.  Readjustment counseling includes individual and group counseling to veterans and family members over issues of Post traumatic Stress Disorder and related psychological difficulties, marital and family issues, substance abuse, employment, military sexual trauma, homelessness, bereavement, and other issues impacting upon a veteran's ability to successfully re-enter civilian society.  This task is accomplished in collaboration with other members of the Vet Center or other interdisciplinary treatment teams both within the Department of Veteran Affairs or with other community/government social services agencies.

    Major duties include but is not limited to:

    - Screening/Assessment - The independently conducts intake and needs assessments of veterans and their significant others.

    - Treatment Planning/Goal Setting - The incumbent is responsible for developing comprehensive and unique goal-directed treatment plans that reflects a course of therapeutic intervention.

    - Clinical Counseling - The incumbent provides individual, conjoint, family and group therapy,

    - Outreach - The incumbent will conduct outreach to identify program eligible veterans and their family members, promote the use of the Vet Center services and present educational programs about combat veterans, the Department of Veteran Affairs and Readjustment Counseling Services.

    - Crisis Intervention - The incumbent will provide crisis intervention, stabilization and follow-up to veterans and significant others.

    - Administrative Responsibilities - The incumbent will provide clinical case consultation and assistance to all Vet Center staff on highly complex cases and preforms administrative tasks assigned by the Vet Center Director.

    - Professional Competency/Education - The incumbent will provides instruction/training and consultation in assessing and counseling combat veterans with PTSD to VA Medical Centers, private sector mental health agency professionals and others on combat veterans and PTSD .

    - Referrals- The incumbent will develop and determine appropriate community referral resources in the VA and private sector and will refer veterans and their family members to those available resources.

    Work Schedule:Primary: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. some evening hours required and a possibility of working on some weekends.

     Functional Statement Title/#: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    Location: Las Vegas Vet Center, 1919 S Jones Blvd, Ste. A, Las Vegas, NV 89146.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481366300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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